The Bank of China asked the Second Circuit on Tuesday to immediately review a court order issued the day before imposing a $50,000 daily fine for refusing to hand over account information on Chinese customers accused of selling counterfeit luxury goods, saying that its hands are tied under Chinese privacy law.
U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers kicked off debate Tuesday on a sweeping energy bill that would speed up approval for interstate pipelines and liquefied natural gas exports, among other changes, amid the looming threat of a presidential veto.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday told the U.S. Department of Commerce to take another look at anti-dumping duties assessed on certain wooden chests imported by Ethan Allen from China, finding the items may not have been within the scope of a final duty order.
House and Senate negotiators unveiled a five-year, $305 billion transportation funding bill Tuesday meant to improve the country’s highways, bridges, railroads and other surface transportation infrastructure.
The bipartisan House Steel Caucus on Monday urged congressional leaders to promptly finish their work on pending legislation to beef up customs enforcement and sought assurances that the bill will take a hard line against circumvention and evasion of import anti-dumping and countervailing duties.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday set limitations on the U.S. government's ability to seek penalties against importers for duty evasion, finding that it may only do so when its case aligns with the allegations lodged at the administrative level by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Divergent priorities between the U.S. and the European Union in the agricultural sector, such as policies toward genetically modified crops, remain barriers to concluding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, according to remarks by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday ordered the Department of Commerce to rethink its use of the Philippines as a stand-in for China in an anti-dumping duty review over garlic imports, saying the government had improperly weighed whether the Philippines was a "significant" garlic producer.
The investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership includes numerous provisions aimed at mollifying concerns stemming from the investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS, mechanism, but the text still falls short in some respects, according to an analysis released Monday by the House Ways and Means Committee’s Democrats.
An official from the U.S. Department of the Treasury on Tuesday criticized the European Union’s state aid investigations into the tax deals EU countries have made with American multinational companies, saying they are damaging U.S. relations with those countries.
The U.S. Department of State on Monday released nearly 8,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's private account, including a forwarded exchange with a New York Times reporter that had previously been categorized as classified.
The European Union’s proposal for a standing investment court system in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership came under fire recently from the “trenches” of international arbitration, facing claims of “rushed political appeasement” from a high-profile arbitrator.
South Korean lawmakers on Monday approved a free trade agreement with China that will eliminate tariffs on more than 90 percent of all imports between the Asian powerhouses within the next two decades, a deal that both countries hope will boost their flagging exports.
Nordstrom Inc. and a luxury denim manufacturer are paying more than $4 million to settle a proposed consumer class action accusing them of falsely marketing jeans as "made in the USA," according to a Monday filing in California federal court.
The International Monetary Fund’s executive board announced Monday that the Chinese renminbi will become the fifth currency to be included in the organization’s international reserve asset that supplements member countries’ official reserves.
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of a closely watched climate summit on Monday to discuss a handful of bilateral trade matters, including the two countries' work on cybersecurity and China's ongoing effort to implement market-based reforms to its economy.
The World Trade Organization on Friday backed Panama in a dispute with Colombia over a tariff on textiles, clothes and footwear, saying Colombia hadn't shown that the measures, which breach rates permitted under its WTO agreement, are needed to combat money laundering.
The European Union on Friday touted its effort to ban World Trade Organization countries from doling out agriculture export subsidies and other support measures that distort global food markets, unveiling a proposal it has put forward with other nations for the WTO's upcoming summit.
Canada is facing a $4.8 billion North American Free Trade Agreement claim from a company that sought to open the world’s largest medical marijuana facility, teeing up a fight over health authorities’ decision to reject its license application.
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. is planning to ask the Ninth Circuit to immediately review a California federal court’s recent refusal to toss claims in its former general counsel’s whistleblower suit alleging he was fired after reporting that company leadership potentially engaged in overseas bribery.
Recent case law reflects a clear progression toward judicial acceptance of document analytics. In this article, principals at The Brattle Group Inc. and the leader of Reed Smith LLP's records and e-discovery group summarize court opinions on the superiority of using predictive coding over keyword searches and provide an illustration of how a closely related method, topic modeling, can be used in document-intensive investigations.
The steel industry in the U.S. and in other countries is in the midst of a major crisis trying to deal with waves of imports that seem to flow directly and indirectly from massive excess capacity in China, but traditional trade remedies are ill-suited to the problem, says Terence Stewart of the Law Offices of Stewart and Stewart.
Due to public pressure, Latin American governments are for the first time aggressively investigating allegations of bribery and corruption at the local level and actively cooperating with foreign government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Companies operating in the region should take heed, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
The disposition of U.S. courts in data privacy cases is likely to undermine whatever mitigating effect that the promise of a U.S. remedy might have in the attempts to reach a deal between the U.S. and the EU. The Seventh Circuit's recent decision in Silha v. ACT is yet another example of this, says Andre Fiebig of Quarles & Brady LLP.
Several developments over the past few months caught the eye of Jim Maiwurm, chairman emeritus of Squire Patton Boggs. Try as he might, he could not resist the temptation to comment on a few — such as the expansion of the Dentons “polycentric” empire, a confused verein controversy, and provocative suggestions that the law firm partnership model is a dinosaur.
The Federal Circuit's majority opinion in ClearCorrect seems to provide a sweeping pronouncement regarding U.S. International Trade Commission jurisdiction, but the ITC likely will read the opinion narrowly to simply stand for the proposition that, where the only imported item is digital data that is transferred electronically from outside the U.S., the agency does not have jurisdiction, say Lyle Vander Schaaf and Yashas Honasoge o... (continued)
To address its crumbling infrastructure challenge, the Cuban government has opened the door wide and hung a sign proclaiming: Foreign Investors Welcome. However, existing sanctions and the Helms-Burton Act mean U.S. investors and infrastructure developers will have to wait on the sidelines, say Arti Sangar and Chad Purdie at Diaz Reus & Targ LLP.
The amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure scheduled to take effect Dec. 1 are designed to usher in a new era in the U.S. litigation system, this time acknowledging that what was once known as “e-discovery” is now just discovery. The amendments are sweeping in scope, but none is more important than the revised Rule 37(e), say Gregory Leighton and Eric Choi of Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP.
Over the last 15 months the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has issued five geographic targeting orders aimed at data collection that reach beyond the traditional banking sector into the armored car, common carrier and fashion sectors, says Heather Kabele at Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP.
The process for obtaining foreign-based evidence that is outside the scope of a federal grand jury subpoena may become less complicated to the extent prosecutors condition cooperation credit under the Yates memorandum on the production of information that is housed overseas, including, for example, by a foreign affiliate, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.